Web Design Solutions Unleashed Blog

Determining WordPress Theme Used on Sites

As we work with clients on designing a Web site, we are interested in other sites they like. Sometimes they have an existing Web site of their own for which we need information to give them a quote on the makeover. When we see these sites, we want to know what...

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Regularly Update WordPress Plugins to Avoid Site Problems

With any site built on WordPress, there are three major components that regularly get updated. There is WordPress itself, the theme or themes installed and the plugins. If they are not all updated in a timely manner, problems could arise. We recently saw evidence of...

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Your Web Site is Under Attack and How to Protect It

Each time we hear about a Web site being attacked, the owner of the hacked site doesn't understand why their site was targeted. The short answer is that the bad guys are rarely looking to attack a specific site. Instead they are looking for sites that are vulnerable....

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Unleashed Earns Mobile Sites Certification From Google

We know the importance of Web sites that work on mobile devices. Often when talking with clients, we explain the important and they don't think it applies to their site. That all changes when we look at their traffic stats in Google Analytics and see the exact...

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Converting an HTML Web Site to WordPress

I recently read a blog post entitled How Much Should An HTML To WordPress Conversion Cost? Anytime that a question is somewhat generic, it is impossible to give a cost. But the post did bring up some important information. First, let's talk about the conversion...

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Why a Good Web Site Won’t Cut It Anymore

The folks at Website Magazine had a good article recently about what you need to have a site that works well for you. There was so much good information in this article that we'll have more blogs in the future that focus on a specific section of the article. We...

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Outdated Plugin Caused WordPress Shopping Cart Failure

Clients come to us for our expertise in WordPress Web design. Some clients want us to handle everything while others want to have the ability to make any changes they desire. Even when we give clients the ability to make those changes, we try to give them advice that...

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What Has Replaced Your Yellow Pages Budget?

When I was young, I always got a chuckle because my mom kept a yellow pages in the trunk of her car. This was long before the Internet and smart phones. Her reasoning was that she would have a way to find a business while she was away from home. Yes, the yellow pages...

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Bringing a Landscape Design Firm to the Web

When I think back to my days in middle school, I realize how many friends I made that are still in my life years later. Today we're going to talk about one of those friends. We went in different directions when it came time to go to college. After college, we also...

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Important Information to Provide for Your Web Site

Rarely have a met a Web client that wanted me to spend more time on their site than necessary or to bill them for more hours than needed. Typically they wanted the least expensive site possible. I am happy to work with clients to achieve this goal, but it has the best...

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Tea Site Makeover Fit for the Queen

For those who aren't familiar with our area, Cave Creek and Carefree are two small suburbs that often blur into a single location. You'll find the English Rose Tea Room on Carefree's Easy Street and it is a fixture who those who want to enjoy tea time. Their Web site...

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Polishing a WordPress-Based Car Rental Web Site

Each Web design project is unique and part of the process is defining who is responsible for each of the tasks involved. We were approached by a a local rental car company who had already built a WordPress Web site. Much of the initial work was done, but they needed...

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Makeover of Embroidery Web Site

Recently we were asked to makeover a site for a company that does custom embroidery. While there were some aspects of the old site that the client wanted improved, some of the requested changes were related to security. Let's go through some of the visual changes. The...

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Quick Makeover of Delivery Financial Web Site

A friend called and asked if I could fix a couple of things on his Web site. The first issue was an error message in the sidebar where news should appear. There was also a problem receiving information submitted by the contact form. As I hadn't built the site, there...

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Makeover of Christmas Festival Web Site

When we were contacted about making over the site for a local Christmas festival, it was easy to see things that could be improved. The site had used one of the popular do-it-yourself "Web site builders" which limited the look of the site (shown below). The first...

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Mobile Makeover for JC Printing Web Site

With more than half of all Web traffic coming via mobile devices, it is increasingly important to have a site that works well on mobile. Google also encourages mobile-friendly sites by giving them higher ranking than sites that aren't mobile friendly. The JC Printing...

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